Report: Nnamdi Asomugha 'torn' between 49ers, Saints
After getting cut by the Eagles, corner Nnamdi Asomugha is struggling to choose his new team. A new report says he's torn between the 49ers, where he'd join an elite defense, and the Saints, where he'd be reunited with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.
Nnamdi Asomugha apparently can’t choose between the NFL’s third-best defense and its worst.
Money likely is one factor. Playing time could be another.
With New Orleans, which gave up an NFL-record 440.1 yards per game last season, Asomugha would play for his old coach Rob Ryan. Asomugha shined playing for Ryan as a Raider from 2004-08; Ryan is the Saints' new defensive coordinator.
With San Francisco, which yielded 294.4 yards per game, Asomugha would return to the Bay Area but possibly not start. It’s unlikely he’d unseat Tarell Brown or Carlos Rogers. He’d have a better chance of replacing No. 3 corner Chris Culliver, who got burned badly in the Super Bowl.
No matter what, Asomugha will earn $4 million this season from the Eagles despite being an unmitigated disaster in their system. That's in addition to what his new team forks over.
Asomugha (6-2, 210) isn't the only big corner the 49ers are looking at. The Sacramento Bee reports the team could draft one, mentioning N.C. State's David Amerson and Florida State's Xavier Rhodes as possibilities.
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